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Bulldogs Assign Goaltender Frank Palazzese to Nailers

BULLDOGS ASSIGN FRANK PALAZZESE TO NAILERS

Palazzese has a record of 8-10-0 in 19 games with ECHL Wheeling this season

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have assigned goaltender Frank Palazzese to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

Palazzese was recalled by the Bulldogs on Jan. 16 and served as backup to Mike Condon on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17. In 19 games with Wheeling this season, he has a record of 8-10-0 with a 3.56 goals-against average and .885 save percentage. Before turning pro this season, the 21-year-old played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. In 175 career OHL regular season games with the Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers and Kingston Frontenacs from 2009 to 2014, the 6-1, 175-pound goaltender had a record of 71-69-26 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and seven shutouts. The Toronto, Ont. native signed a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract with the Bulldogs on Oct. 7, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 23 when they’ll host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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Bulldogs Recall Goaltender Palazzese from Nailers; MacDonald to Canadiens

Carey Price is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

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(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have recalled goaltender Joey MacDonald from the Bulldogs, while the Bulldogs have recalled goaltender Frank Palazzese from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

In 16 games with Hamilton this season, MacDonald has a record of 6-7-3 with a 2.96 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. In 133 career NHL regular season games with the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins, the Pictou, N.S. native has a record of 44-61-15 with a 3.00 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and two shutouts. In 316 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, Abbotsford Heat, Grand Rapids Griffins, Toronto Marlies, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, the 6-0, 197-pound goaltender has a record of 150-132-19 with a 2.64 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and 24 shutouts. The Canadiens signed MacDonald as a free agent on July 1, 2014.

In 19 games with Wheeling this season, Palazzese has a record of 8-10-0 with a 3.56 goals-against average and .885 save percentage. Before turning pro this season, the 21-year-old played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. In 175 career OHL regular season games with the Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers and Kingston Frontenacs from 2009 to 2014, the 6-1, 175-pound goaltender had a record of 71-69-26 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and seven shutouts. The Toronto, Ont. native signed a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract with the Bulldogs on Oct. 7, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action tonight when they’ll host the Grand Rapids Griffins at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Defenceman Bryan Allen for Forward Rene Bourque

CANADIENS ACQUIRE BRYAN ALLEN FROM DUCKS IN EXCHANGE FOR RENE BOURQUE
Bourque had two goals, two assists in four games this season with Bulldogs

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(Photo by Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired defenceman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Rene Bourque.

Bourque had split this season to date between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 13 games with Montreal, the 6-2, 214-pound forward recorded two assists and six penalty minutes. In four games with Hamilton, he recorded four points (two goals, two assists) and four penalty minutes. In 573 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, the Lac La Biche, Alta. native has recorded 278 points (142 goals, 136 assists) and 474 penalty minutes. In 83 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Norfolk Admirals, the 32-year-old has recorded 64 points (35 goals, 29 assists) and 109 penalty minutes.

Allen has split this season between the Ducks and their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In six games with Anaheim, the 6-5, 223-pound defenceman recorded one assist and four penalty minutes. In two games with Norfolk, the Kingston, Ont. native recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 716 career NHL regular season games with the Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, the 34-year-old has recorded 135 points (29 goals, 106 assists) and 837 penalty minutes.

Also today, the Bulldogs assigned defenceman Bobby Shea to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In two games with Hamilton this season, the 5-11, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 14 penalty minutes. In 31 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs and Rockford IceHogs, the Harrison Township, Mich. native has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) and 98 penalty minutes.

The ‘Dogs will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 21 when they’ll host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Bulldogs Sign Forward Sahir Gill to PTO

BULLDOGS SIGN SAHIR GILL TO PTO

Forward has eight points in eight games with ECHL Wheeling this season

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward Sahir Gill to a professional try out contract.

In eight games with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers this season, Gill has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) and two penalty minutes.

Gill also spent the 2013-14 season – his first as a professional – with the Nailers. In 67 regular season games with Wheeling, the 22-year-old recorded 54 points (13 goals, 41 assists) and 26 penalty minutes. Before turning pro, the 5-10, 178-pound forward spent three seasons (2010 to 2013) with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Boston University Terriers. In 117 career games with Boston University, the Terrace, B.C. native recorded 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) and 55 penalty minutes.

The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, Nov. 13 when they’ll visit the St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre at 6 p.m. The ‘Dogs will be back at home on Sunday, Nov. 16 when they’ll host the Rochester Americans at FirstOntario Centre at 3 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Canadiens Assign Rene Bourque to Hamilton

CANADIENS ASSIGN RENE BOURQUE TO BULLDOGS
Veteran forward has recorded 278 points in 573 career NHL regular season games

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(Photo by Getty Images)

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forward Rene Bourque to the Bulldogs.

In 11 games with Montreal this season, Bourque has recorded two assists and six penalty minutes.

In 573 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, the Lac La Biche, Alta. native has recorded 278 points (142 goals, 136 assists) and 474 penalty minutes. In 79 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Norfolk Admirals, the 32-year-old has recorded 60 points (33 goals, 27 assists) and 105 penalty minutes.

Undrafted, Bourque was originally signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on July 29, 2004 following a four-year collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. The 6-2, 214-pound forward was acquired by the Canadiens via trade with the Calgary Flames along with Patrick Holland and a 2013 second-round draft pick in exchange for Mike Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and a 2012 fifth-round pick on January 12, 2012.

The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, Nov. 13 when they’ll visit the St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre at 6 p.m. The ‘Dogs will be back at home on Sunday, Nov. 16 when they’ll host the Rochester Americans at FirstOntario Centre at 3 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable

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Canadiens Recall Tinordi, Assign Bowman to Bulldogs

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By Dale Lamontagne, Hamilton Bulldogs Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report 

HAMILTON, ONT — After being recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Drayson Bowman has been sent back down to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Jarred Tinordi, who was sent to Hamilton for the weekend set against the Adirondack Flames, has been recalled by the Habs.

Bowman, 25, is a veteran AHL forward who has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 11 games played with the Bulldogs this season. He will report to the team as soon as possible, and will join them for their trip down East as they face the St. John’s IceCaps this week.

Tinordi, 22, played two games with the Bulldogs this weekend, and provided a solid physical presence on the backend and was a -2 after registering one shot on goal.

Also, the Habs have placed Rene Bourque on waivers and if he does not clear by noon Monday, he will be assigned to the Bulldogs and that would be a big addition for the ‘Dogs, who would need to make adjustments to the roster in order to fit him in.

I will update.

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Canadiens Assign Jarred Tinordi to Hamilton

CANADIENS ASSIGN TINORDI TO BULLDOGS
6-6, 225-pound defenceman has two assists in nine games with Montreal this season

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned defenceman Jarred Tinordi to the Bulldogs.

In nine games with Montreal this season, Tinordi has recorded two assists and seven penalty minutes.

The 22-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 22 regular season games with Montreal, the 6-6, 225-pound defenceman recorded two assists and 40 penalty minutes. In 47 regular season games with Hamilton, the Burnsville, Minn. native recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) and 70 penalty minutes.

In 39 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, he has recorded six assists and 49 penalty minutes. In 114 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, he has recorded 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) and 141 penalty minutes.

Tinordi was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, Nov. 7 when they’ll host the Adirondack Flames at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Canadiens Assign Beaulieu, Bournival to Hamilton Bulldogs

CANADIENS ASSIGN BEAULIEU, BOURNIVAL TO BULLDOGS
Beaulieu has played in four games with Habs this season; Bournival has one goal in two games with ‘Dogs

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned defenceman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Michael Bournival to the Bulldogs. Both players are expected to rejoin the Canadiens on Sunday.

Beaulieu has played in four games with the Canadiens this season, recording no points and two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 17 regular season games with Montreal, the 6-2, 194-pound defenceman recorded two points and eight penalty minutes, then in seven post-season games he added two assists and two penalty minutes. In 57 regular season games with Hamilton, the Strathroy, Ont. native recorded 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) and 33 penalty minutes. In 27 career National Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded four assists and 10 penalty minutes. In 124 career American Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded 58 points (14 goals, 44 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. Beaulieu was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (17th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Bournival has played in two games with the Bulldogs this season, recording one goal and no penalty minutes. The 22-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 60 regular season games with Montreal, the 5-11, 196-pound forward recorded 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) and 18 penalty minutes, then in 14 post-season games he added one assist. In three regular season games with Hamilton, the Shawinigan, Que. native recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and two penalty minutes. In 74 career AHL regular season games with the ‘Dogs, he has recorded 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) and 28 penalty minutes. Bournival was originally selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (71st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Canadiens from the Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Ryan O’Byrne on Nov. 11, 2010.

Hamilton returns to game action on Friday, Oct. 24 when the club will visit the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum at 7 p.m. The ‘Dogs will be back at home on Saturday, Oct. 25 when they’ll host the San Antonio Rampage at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Canadiens Send Michael Bournival to Hamilton; Sahir Gill Released

From @CanadiensMTL: Michel Therrien confirmed that Bournival should be back on Monday. He’ll play both Bulldogs’ games during the week-end.

CANADIENS ASSIGN BOURNIVAL TO BULLDOGS; Forward Sahir Gill also released from PTO by Bulldogs

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forward Michael Bournival to the Bulldogs.

Bournival has not played in any regular season games yet this season. The 22-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 60 regular season games with Montreal, the 5-11, 196-pound forward recorded 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) and 18 penalty minutes. In three regular season games with Hamilton, the Shawinigan, Que. native recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and two penalty minutes. In 72 career American Hockey League regular season games with the ‘Dogs, he has recorded 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) and 28 penalty minutes.

The Bulldogs have also released forward Sahir Gill from his professional try out contract. Gill played in three pre-season games with the ‘Dogs. The Terrace, B.C. native spent the 2013-14 season – his first as a professional – with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In 67 regular season games with Wheeling, the 22-year-old recorded 54 points (13 goals, 41 assists) and 26 penalty minutes.

The puck drops for Hamilton’s home-opening weekend on Friday, Oct. 17, when the ‘Dogs host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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Canadiens Assign Forward Tim Bozon to Kootenay Ice of WHL

Canadiens assign forward Tim Bozon to the Kootenay Ice

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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that forward Tim Bozon has been assigned to his junior team, the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

“Tim Bozon has come a long way. He fought a life-threatening disease with courage and determination and we are pleased with what he accomplished in the last few months. He was able to take part in the rookie camp, the Canadiens’ official camp and the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp. However, with his progression having been diminished due to illness, we feel that one of the priorities for his long term development is for him to fully regain his physical strength. We believe that joining the Kootenay Ice in the WHL is the right decision at this time as it will allow Tim to fully recover”, said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.

Bozon, 20, took part in the Canadiens’ rookie camp last September, as well as the Club’s main camp. The 6’01’’ and 189 lbs forward played in his first professional game on September 26 in Quebec City. Bozon was assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs on September 28. He played in all three preseason games with the Bulldogs against the St. John’s Icecaps.

In 63 games with Kamloops and Kootenay in the WHL in 2013-14, Bozon collected 69 points (33 goals, 36 assists).

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Bozon was selected in the third round, 64th overall by the Canadiens at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.